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Will #OscarsSoWhite controversy actually help Idris Elba win SAG?

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  • Marcus Dixon
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    Will the #OscarsSoWhite controversy actually help Idris Elba win at the Screen Actors Guild? Don’t forget, he was nominated by SAG, Globes, Indie Spirits and BAFTA for his role in “Beasts of No Nation,” while the Oscar frontrunner — Sylvester Stallone — was snubbed at SAG, meaning this race is wide-open.

    Elba just made a powerful speech at the British Parliament in which he said, “I’m not here to talk about black people; I’m here to talk about diversity. Diversity in the modern world is more than just skin colour – it’s gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, social background, and – most important of all, as far as I’m concerned – diversity of thought.”

    What do you think, Derbyites? Is Elba SAG-bound?

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    JOHN
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    No. It is between Christian Bale and Mark Rylance, probably the latter. 

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    PJ Edwards
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    It’s very possible. I don’t know how many are waiting till after PGA, but considering how omnipresent the controversy was, I wouldn’t count him out.

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    Anonymous
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    Nah. That would be pity.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Indeed, it’s a Bale v. Rylance barn burner, with Tremblay probably ahead of Elba too, for what it’s worth. Just a month or so back, I actually thought Elba was well-positioned to prevail here, given the surprise/curious Ensemble nod for “Beasts of No Nation” and his respect in the acting community, both on the film and television ends. Alas, Elba seemed to peter out toward the end of precusors season and the lack of Oscar nod pretty much ensures he can’t triumph here.

    Likewise, I can’t picture “Straight Outta Compton” winning Ensemble for the purpose of making a statement without the Best Picture Oscar nod.

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    JOHN
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    It should be about the quality of the work not the color of their skin. 

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    bondzzz
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    i have him winning, but for luther.

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    Lone Pirate
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    I’m guessing most of the voting had been completed before this controversy erupted so it won’t benefit Elba at all.

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    Amanda Spears
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    Yes, it will help for “Luther” but I don’t think it will help for “Beast of No Nation”. IF that did happen though it would pretty much eliminate Rylance and Bale from any chance of winning the oscar.

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    Atypical
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    I think Rylance will be the one who wins the “consolation” television prize for “Wolf Hall,” not Idris Elba for “Luther.” Interesting theory about Elba, and the Ensemble nod means something. I’m picking Tremblay tho. Voters will opt for a “moment” with him, and it costs them nothing Oscars wise.

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    RobertPius
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    Not sure. The SAG balloting started a while ago. A lot of people probably voted before the Oscar Nominations were announced.

    So if Stallone wins the Oscar he’ll be only the second person to win without getting a SAG nom first, right? (Is Marcia Gay Harden still the only other one?) 

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    CanadianFan
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    Due to screening issues (a trend with QT films), Christoph Waltz did not get nominated at SAG for ‘Django Unchained’.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Do I remember wrong, or was Waltz submitted as a lead at SAG for Django? If that’s true, it wouldn’t be fair to blame SAG for not nominating him, because who knows how many of those supporting actor winners over the years would have made it in Lead category(Would J.K Simmons have gotten nominated?). Maybe none of them. So Sly actually would be the first male actor to win Oscar without a SAG nom.

    I don’t even see Idris Elba winning for Luther tbh, he had been submitted in that category 3 previous times for this role and he was snubbed every time. He got nominated this time thanks to his increasing visibility but just like with Cumberbatch-Sherlock last year, it won’t be enough. SAG do not care about those Brit shows.

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    RobertPius
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    Yes Emmy Runner, Waltz was submitted in lead for Django at SAG. 

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    Moviebuff22
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    I expect bale to win and Rylance get the television award. The Elba possibility is one I thought about was well, but really hope they don’t stoop to that level

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